Kid Wikkid, originally named Herrenvolk (not related to the New York Black/Darkwave band with the same name) formed in 1983. It was the first band of vocalist Sebastian Bach, who was 14 at the time. In 1984 they changed their name to Kid Wikkid (NOT to be confused with Kid Wicked and Kidd Wikkid) after a news paper article ‘Peterborough Kid Gets Wikkid’ .
Formed in Toronto Canada, they release one tape with the tracks: Fire in Her Eyes, Reckless and Free, Lady Squeeze, Money in a Hurry and the single Take a Look at me, which was also on the ‘Maple Metal’ compilation record (attic Records 1985). Kid Wikkid disbanded in 1985 and Sebastian Bach joined Madam X.
Skid Row is the first album by the American heavy metal band Skid Row, released on January 24, 1989. The album charted at #6 on The Billboard 200 and is certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. Released from the album were the top 10 singles “18 and Life” and “I Remember You” and the mainstream rock hit “Youth Gone Wild.” It is the band’s most commercially successful album. The album has since sold five million copies in the United States alone.
Oh Say Can You Scream is a VHS video of live performances by Skid Row featuring songs from the band’s self-titled debut album. It was released on December 4, 1990.
Running time is 100 minutes. The video includes 12 live performances from all over the world plus uncensored clips of “18 and Life”, “Youth Gone Wild”, “I Remember You”, and “Piece of Me”.
As this DVD sparked many fans, it managed to sell nearly 2 million copies around the world.
Slave to the Grind is Skid Row’s second album, released on June 11, 1991. Slave to the Grind is notable for being the first heavy metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 during the SoundScan era.
Two different versions were released: the original version, and the “clean” (censored) version. The clean version replaced the song “Get the Fuck Out” with the less-offensive “Beggar’s Day”. Slave to the Grind marked the band’s move towards a heavier sound. The lyrics were more complex, criticizing modern ways of life, authority, politics, drugs, and organized religion, among other topics.
Sebastian Bach’s father, David Bierk painted the cover art, which is actually a long mural, continued inside the album’s booklet. It is set in the medieval era (inspired by Caravaggio’s Burial of St. Lucy(1608)), yet has people using modern technological gadgets. John F. Kennedy is in the crowd.
B-Side Ourselves is an EP released by the American rock group Skid Row. All of the songs are cover versions of songs originally recorded by bands which influenced Skid Row. The EP charted at number 58 on The Billboard 200.
Each member of the band picked a song to cover. “Psycho Therapy” has a guest appearance from Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe. “Delivering the Goods” is a live recording, with a guest appearance from the Judas Priest singer Rob Halford. It was released as a single and was also included on the live EP Subhuman Beings on Tour.
Road Kill is a VHS video of live performances by Skid Row. It was released on October 16, 1993. The video collects promo clips, backstage footage, amateur videos from friends and fans, and concert highlights from shows in Japan, Brazil, Ireland, Iceland, and the United States. Road Kill also includes video clips from “Psycho Love” in 3-D and the cover songs “Psycho Therapy” and “C’mon And Love Me” which featured on the bands most recent release B-Side Ourselves. Running time is 120 minutes.
No Frills Video is a video containing official Skid Row videos originally released on VHS in 1993. Dominated by material from their Slave to the Grind album. Running time is 40 minutes.
Subhuman Race is the third full-length album by the New Jersey heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released on March 28, 1995, and shows the band moving from their original heavy metal sound to one more influenced by alternative metal, with hints of Anthrax, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while retaining the Guns N’ Roses-style hard rock aesthetic on which they based their sound.
The album’s sonic range runs the gamut from the blazingly fast and aggressive “Bonehead” and title track, to chugging midtempo “Iron Will” to the saccharine “Firesign”. Subhuman Race is the last Skid Row album recorded with singer Sebastian Bach and drummer Rob Affuso. Subhuman Race charted at #35 on the Billboard 200.
Subhuman Beings on Tour is a live EP from New Jersey heavy metal band Skid Row. The EP was released in Japan in 1995 and consists of live performances from the Subhuman Race tour. The live performance of “Beat Yourself Blind” was included on the album 40 Seasons: The Best of Skid Row. It features a guest appearance by Rob Halford. “Delivering The Goods” is also available on the A Tribute to the Priest album.
40 Seasons: The Best of Skid Row is a compilation album released by Skid Row in 1998, which includes the chart topping singles: “18 and Life”, “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild”.
The compilation features songs from the first three Skid Row studio albums Skid Row, Slave to the Grind and Subhuman Race. The tracks “Into Another”, “My Enemy” and “Breakin’ Down” were remixed for this album with more tender, slightly cleaner mixes, presumably so they fit more suitingly with the other tracks. It also included two unreleased tracks, one from the 1988 Skid Row sessions, and one from the 1990-91 Slave To The Grind sessions.
Forever Wild is a DVD video of live performances by Sebastian Bach, released on June 15, 2004. The performances are recorded in Los Angeles, Whisky a Go Go in 1998 and features several Skid Row songs. The DVD features full clips of some of Bach’s favorite moments from his stint as host of VH1′s Forever Wild TV show.
The DVD also features the music video for the song “Sleep” which was released on the 1998 album The Last Hard Men from the band of the same name which was formed and fronted by Bach after he left Skid Row in 1996. Also featuring from “The Last Hard Men” album is the track “The Most Powerful Man in the World”. The song “Blasphemer” is an original Bach solo track from his debut solo album Bring ‘Em Bach Alive!, released in 1999. The concert also offers guest appearances from Vince Neil and Ted Nugent.
The Last Hard Men were an alternative music supergroup composed of former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach, The Frogs guitarist Jimmy Flemion, The Breeders guitarist–vocalist Kelley Deal, and The Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.
Bring ‘Em Bach Alive! is the debut solo album by Sebastian Bach, his first after his departure from Skid Row. It was released in November 1999. It is mainly a live album composed of Skid Row songs of Bach’s era; however it also includes five new original solo tracks (studio recordings) which are the first five tracks on the album.
The song “The Most Powerful Man in the World” was originally released on the 1998 album The Last Hard Men from the band of the same name which was formed and fronted by Bach after he left Skid Row in 1996.
Bach 2: Basics is the second solo release by Sebastian Bach former front man of Skid Row. The album was released in 2001. It consists mainly of covers from previously-released tribute albums. Original Skid Row drummer Rob Affuso played drums on Shock Me for this album.
An Absence of Empathy is a 2005 album by Frameshift. It is their second album, this time featuring Sebastian Bach as the Lead vocalist.
Angel Down is the third solo release by heavy metal musician Sebastian Bach. Released on November 20, 2007, it is the first release to feature all original studio recorded material. It is also Bach’s first release since his 2001 release Bach 2: Basics. It has garnered attention due to Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose’s guest appearance on 3 tracks and Bach’s appearance on MTV’s Celebrity Rap Superstar. The front cover art of the album is an original painting by Bach’s late father David Bierk which bears a striking resemblance to David Lees’s photo for Life magazine of the 1966 Florence flood.
Kicking & Screaming is the overall fourth release by heavy metal musician Sebastian Bach, but is the second to include all original studio recordings. The album was released on September 21, 2011 in Japan, September 23, 2011 in Europe and Australia and September 27, 2011 in North America.
The original album cover art was made by Richard Villa. The music video for Kicking And Screaming was premiered on the Revolver website on August 3, 2011. Further videos have been made for TunnelVision and I’m Alive. So far, two singles have been released – “My Own Worst Enemy” for Japan and “Kicking & Screaming” for other countries including the US, UK and Australia. Album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #73.
The iconic rock vocalist Sebastian Bach released his first solo live CD and DVD package. Entitled “ABachalypse Now” this double CD / DVD includes never-before-seen footage from 2012’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Club Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcasted on AXS TV).
Give ‘Em Hell is the fifth solo studio album by Iconic vocalist Sebastian Bach. The album was released April 22, 2014, by Frontiers Records.The premiere of the song “Temptation” was on Jay Mohr’s Stories podcast on February 17, 2014.